Three Egyptians Make Forbes Middle East List of “Young Arab Athletes Making History”
Last Sunday, Forbes Middle East featured a list of four “Young Arab Athletes Making History” which paid tribute to Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohammed Salah, along with fellow countrymen and squash players Nour El Sherbiny and Mohammed El Shorbagy. The fourth Arab on the list was Moroccan footballer Achraf Hakimi
The Egyptian King, or as his earthly name goes, Mo Salah, has been cheered on from left to right. At Anfield, he is as important to his club’s fan base as he is in his homeland, where Salah is nothing less than a national hero.
Just last month, the forward won the Golden Boot for the English Premier League for the second season in a row, marking him as the only Arab to achieve such a feat.
The second athlete on the list was Alexandria-based Nour El Sherbiny, who, just a few days ago, took home the Women’s World Squash Championship. She is also the youngest female to ever win the competition.
Another Alexandrian star on the list was Mohammed El Shorbagy, who by the age of 23 was ranked world number one. According to PSA Tour’s website, “the Alexandria-born star rose to prominence in 2007 after he became the first player in history to secure a maiden PSA World Tour title at a five-star event”.
He has won a total of 35 competitions including three US Open titles, four Hong Kong Open titles, two Tournament of Champions titles, and two British Open titles, amongst many others.
The final addition to the list was 20-year-old Achraf Hakimi who plays for the Moroccan National Team and the German club Borussia Dortmund, who also won CAF’s Youth Player of 2018.